Aiming to be the ultimate pocket cam for interviews, YouTube videos, and more, the Ion Twin Video ($TBA; Q2 2010) lets you record both what you see and your reaction to it. It pulls off this feat by packing two cameras — facing opposite directions — into its compact body, as well as a stereo microphone, live editing features that let you swap the picture being recorded, split the screen, or do PIP recording, and SDHC-compliant storage.
Create your own full HD movies both above and below the water with the Kodak Playsport ($150; April 2010). Designed for the adventurous user, the rugged Playsport offers 1080p video capture at 30 fps, 720p capture at up to 60 fps, electronic image stabilization, HDMI output, the ability to capture five megapixel, 16:9 stills, a two-inch LCD display for playback, a Li-ion rechargeable battery with in-camera charging, SDHC storage, and waterproofing good down to 10 feet.
Boasting interchangeable lenses and a 14.6 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, it'd be easy to confuse the Samsung NX10 Camera ($TBA; Spring 2010) for a normal DSLR. That is, until you get it in your hands, at which time the camera's pocket-friendly size becomes apparent, made possible by the removal of the mirror box. Other features include a 3-inch AMOLED screen, 720p HD video recording capability, a built-in pop-up flash, HDMI out, and the DRIMe II Pro image processing engine.